There is still more:
The sign reads: "Leatherneck Square. A training area where Recruits are
trained to be MARINES ... such as the Marines who fought at 'Leatherneck Square,'
I Corps, Republic of Vietnam, 1966-1969."
Here are some Recruits waiting to negotiate the "A Frame" on the Confidence
Course. In the background you can see another Recruit negotiating the "Rope
Bridge." Further back, you can see safety padding beneath the "Stairway To Heaven"
obstacle. Back in '84, if you lost your balance on this thing, all that stood
between you and the ground were a few blades of grass!
Here is the famous "Slide For Life." This has changed too. Instead of that
huge net under the ropes, we had a huge pit full of muddy water. Must be nice not
to get your uniform too dirty.
Also, to reach the "Slide For Life" platform, we had to climb up cargo nets.
Today, they have ladder rungs.